Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Fire and Ice

May 16, 2019

Apologies to Robert Frost.

Further Reading:

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Twin Peaks

September 4, 2017

Through the darkness of future’s past,
The magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds…
“Fire… walk with me.”

— Mike from Twin Peaks


T. S. Eliot: Four Quartets

August 12, 2016

sq_four_quartets5At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement.

— From Burnt Norton by T. S. Eliot

Time is a child playing dice.





All Watched Over

August 15, 2014

sq_all_watchedI like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.

— Richard Brautigan from All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace


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Wheel of Fortuna

April 9, 2013

wheel_of_fortunaO Fortune, like the moon you are changable,
ever waxing and waning, hateful life,
first oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it;
poverty and power it melts them like ice.

— From Carmina Burana




Falls the Shadow

April 8, 2013


Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

— From “The Hollow Men” by T. S. Eliot




Essay on Man

February 6, 2013

essay_on_man2All nature is but art, unknown to thee;
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see,
All discord, harmony not understood,
All partial evil, universal good…

 — From An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope

I was struck by the four divisions that the poet makes in the world, and how it echoes many other of the fourfolds shown here. Ignoring whether you think the former or the latter extreme of each division is correct, consider the aspect of the world that each division ranges over. Between nature and art lies the material and the parts of the world, either naturally occurring or fashioned by some intention. Between chance and direction lies the individual actions and occurrences of the world, either merely haphazard or towards something. Between discord and harmony lies structures of those materials and parts, and between evil and good lies functional arrangements of those acts and occurrences.




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